10.20.2014

Sailor Inspired Outfit

Last Saturday I attended an event as we sponsored it at work. It was held at Fun Ranch and the sound of the place..... it surely would be a kiddie party. It's was a Halloween Party of the Mommy bloggers  and oh boy there were lots of kids! So I thought of wearing something fresh, young and fun look! Nakikibagay sa mga kids! :)

I opted something not too fancy and then I remembered I have this pleated skirt that I can pair with a simple white top. Lately, I want to get items that are statement pieces by itself already (though this skirt is with me for several years already hehe). That's the benefit of getting statement pieces, you can use it several time, in many ways and for a long time (as long as it is in good condition).

To keep the look fresh, I wore minimal accessories, just a bracelet (a statement piece too) and a watch (I need to replace the batteries of my other watches, I keep on using this watch only! Argghhh! hehe)

Finally used this violet satchel bag to keep that youthful vibe and neutral colored footwear for that fresh look. And then while doing this post that I notice that I look like I'm in a sailor costume! haha









The Blooper Pic of this post! :) Feet wide open and the finger of my photographer of the day. hehe


Hope you liked my costume. haha


(Terranova sleeveless top, pleated skirt,  Ice Watch, The Cambridge Satchel Bag, StyleCo. Bracelet, Primaluxe Footwear)

-XOXO-

10.18.2014

National Pasta Month

Just a very quick post for today! Last Sunday, everyone was back home so I thought of preparing something for lunch! Yes this a very different post! :) I can only cook pasta and fried food! hehe So just want to share with you what I cooked. hehe Nothing fancy, very simple pasta. And by the way, it's pasta month! :)





Here are some of the products that I used. :)


-XOXO-

10.12.2014

Sophisticated Relaxed Look

It's weekend again yippeee!! I attended Best Food Forward Event yesterday at Rockwell Tent and boy it was jampacked! Nice one! 

For this post, I want to share with you that you don't need to always buy new clothes to be fashyon.  It's ok to reuse clothes, where in fact why do we need to buy clothes that can only be worn once?? Very unpractical right? It's just a matter of mixing and matching your wardrobe to get a new look. Click on the links to see my previous posts :) (DressFootwearbag)

I was in the mood to wear something a little sophisticated but it sure need to be breezy cool since the sun is up. A sleeveless black long dress is the way to go! To make the look more relaxed, covered it up with a denim sleeveless plus it will keep me warm when it suddenly gets a little cold. To cap off wore these super comfortable Birkenstock (ahhhh and they're coming back). Lastly to make my look livelier, decided to add a little pop of color with the bag and the watch. 












Here's my blooper pic for this post. :)


(Cotton On denim sleeveless and dress, Ice Watch, Tommy Hilfiger Bag, Birkenstock Footwear)


-XOXO-

10.10.2014

Bronuts: Floss flavor

As promised I would definitely try the floss flavor of Bronuts. Yes! Another Bronuts post. I really like that Bronuts is big, flavorful and not oily.  But this is not good if you are watching your weight... :) 


What I like about this flavor:
  • This flavor is a little spicy - Like!
  • Consistently, it is soft
  • The actual Bronuts is not oily but this flavor is a little oily due to the floss
  • There's a filling in the middle, I am not sure if it's cream cheese with mayo but I am sure that there is like japanese mayo
  • The filling taste really good! Matched very well with the floss
  • Have enough amount of the floss - a lot actually fell at the bottom



Look how thick is Bronuts! I hope they will be able to maintain their price of Php 110.00 each piece.


Next, I would like to try their salted caramel flavor. 

-XOXO-


10.08.2014

Choc Nut Milk Choclate Drink Mix

Yes I know what you are all thinking! The Choc Nut is now in a powdered drink! It is exciting right? Our favorite chocolate peanut bar can now be taken as a drink for breakfast, snack or if anytime you just like drinking. Having it in a drink will give us a more full feeling and energy booster.


Same as the other powdered drinks, you just need to add water. To know more about the product and the ingredients just take a look below. :) But they didn't indicate the amount of sugar per pack.


Now let's try it!


Here's the powder, it looks like choco powder mix, I also wasn't able to smell the choc nut flavor.


Upon adding water, it really smelled more of the chocolate. It taste sweet so I added more water. It taste like chocolate only more of the cocoa taste instead of milk chocolate. I was expecting it to taste like the real choc nut flavor. But maybe because they indicate it to be as Chocolate Milk Drink Mix, I should have expected it to be chocolate. But since it's branded as Choc Nut, I would prefer that they make it taste like the choc nut bar.


What do you guys think?


-XOXO-

10.06.2014

Corporate Outfit

A very quick post for today! I realized I haven't been able to blog any office or corporate outfit. I've been working in a corporate world like your usual gal, being in an air-conditioned office from Monday to Friday. So I can say I've been buying more of corporate outfits for quite some time already.


Here's my first post of my office outfit. Most of the time I don't really like to take extra effort in dressing up since I prefer to make use of my time to sleep than prepare. haha! That's why I tend to buy outfits that doesn't need to mix and match nor need to accessorize much.


That's why dresses are a way to go! No need to mix and match, just put it on and voila ready to go. I also tend to just wear a watch and one same bag everyday as I don't want to keep on changing as I will surely leave some important things.


Like this dress that I got from Mango, I think that it is corporate appropriate because of the fabric, color plus the style. The sleeves are way to go for that very cold aircon but with a shorter length for a lady like feel.


I like that this dress is simple yet can work on itself already, just finalized it with red heels for that stylish attitude (please check my previous post). If I am in the mood I can wear a statement or classic necklace with this. I don't really like to wear bracelet at work since it's a little sagabal. :)


Lastly! What I like about this dress is that I can wear it in different look. Just pair it with  different accessories like boots, scarf and tights during winter. 

Here's my blooper post. :)

What is that facial reaction right??
(Mango Dress, Esprit Watch, Long Champ Bag, Terra and Agua Footwear)

10.04.2014

Dayaw Coffe Shop

I've been to Davao last month for business trip. Most of the time when I go business trips I can't find time to take some fashion posts or any other blog posts. (Maybe next time I would think how can I squeeze in a few time .... hhmmm). Anyway in spite of that there is one place that is worth sharing with you. Sorry for not being able to take enough photos of the place since I was in a hurry while having our breakfast. 

Anyway, when we were in Davao I really wanted to have Durian coffee and luckily we were able to see Dayaw Coffee Shop. Our attention was initially caught by the collections (of the owner) presented outside of the coffee shop.

But I would like to talk first about Dayaw Coffee Shop, it's located at SM Davao and they offer of course several coffee both hot and cold. Plus what a great way to pair any coffee would be cakes / pastries. 



Dayaw Coffee Shop is different in a way that their interior is very native. The owner ensured to make it very Filipino particularly Mindanao feel. It is the ambiance that sets it apart. Look at the interiors, the owner really bought the textile from Zamboanga.


There are also several paintings that are of course from the Philippines.


Look! Even the tables have details and it's very Filipino! Very Makabayan feeling! It's something great to present to the tourists too!



And there's the menu of Dayaw... Besides the coin there are stamps too!


Now let's move on to the food, let's see if they just focus on the ambiance only.

So here are the available cakes when I was there. Of course I checked if there's a Durian flavor. And Yes! I had 2 cakes to choose from, either the cheesecake or the brazo.


I find the cakes affordable at the given size. They look yummy too!



After a little deliberation, we decided to get the cheese cake as it was also recommended by the barista.


Dayaw Durian Cheese Cake De Leche, the size was enough specially that it's Durian flavor. It's big enough for the price.


Look, it's thick enough for a cheese cake! There are cheese cakes that are so thin in height that it is very bitin! haha

What I liked about the Cheese Cake:
  • Great presentation, very cheese cake and looks yummy
  • Smells very durian
  • Really taste like durian
  • Made with real durian fruit and not the jams only
  • But I was also able to taste the cheese cake!
  • The cheese cake was great, it's a real cheese cake  (for me), it's not the moose type of cheese cake
  • It is sweet because of the leche it was actually good to be sweet to balance the smell of the durian
  • Overall, it is a balance of cheese cake, durian and the leche
Base on my experience, too much durian is not ok. It feels hot on the body makes you feel like sick. Argh, it's hard to explain. For the Chinese community out there it's the feeling of yah diat. Hope you get what I mean.hehe

Cons:
  • If you don't like durian - say no to this
  • May be too sweet for some because of the leche



Here I am before enjoying Dayaw Durian Cheese Cake De Leche

Now let's move on to the Durian Coffee! This is what I really wanted to have. By the way during the trip I was able to eat the Durian fruit and drink Durian shake. I love the shake I drank twice haha! 


What I appreciated with the barista is that when I told him if he can lessen the coffee for me since I am really not a coffee person (at times I palpitate when drinking coffee) he suggested that he can just put more of the white chocolate or milk ( I can't remember). That's great right! 

What I like about Durian Coffee:
  • Smells good, coffee and durian
  • Can really smell the durian flavor
  • Taste a little bitter (not sure if it's from the durian or coffee)
  • Taste good!
  • With a few durian bits (like husk) since it's also made from the real durian fruit
  • It's a little sweet that is right for my taste since I asked to lessen the coffee



Look! Consistent of the feel of the whole Dayaw coffee shop! Native design coffee holder.

I give the cake and the coffee two thumbs up!

Just to share with you, just outside the coffee shop the owner displayed his collection of coins which he got from several parts of the world. What's nice is that he is there sharing the stories of the coins. It's like you are in a museum. It was very kind of him to share it with the consumers.


You may think that it's marketing strategy for him to do it. But I tell you! We were lucky to be able to talk to the owner and we really felt the sincerity of him just wants share the learning and knowledge to the world.


Here are some of his collections which he gladly shared the story with us too. He also told us that he changes the display every month. So Davao people! Something for you to check out every month! 



To those who are going to Davao! Make sure to drop by Dayaw coffee shop and take a look of the collection, but of course don't miss to try their food and drinks too! 










 Thank You Sir for a wonderful experience! I am so mean... I forgot his name. :(



-XOXO-